Saturday, May 30, 2015

How to Add Syntax Highlighting to Blogger

Code Prettify is an excellent Javascript-based syntax highlighter that supports many different languages and styles. To add it to Blogger, simply follow these two steps:

Friday, May 29, 2015

How to add Open Graph Meta Tags to Blogger

Open Graph meta tags from Facebook allow some control over how the snippet is generated by Facebook when the page is shared. This nice article explains how to generate these meta tags automatically from within blogger. In summary, follow two steps by editing the HTML template.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Learn 50 Languages for FREE

The website offers 100 free short lessons in 50 different languages. Choose your mother tongue, an then choose which languages you would like to learn, and gain access to free 100 dual language mp3 files to download or listen to online.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed is a nice initiative from TED, where educators and film makers come together to create video lessons explaining or uncovering topics, ranging from philosophy and history to mathematics and technology. Also includes the ability to build lessons, where you can design questions that engage students and groups of learners. This can be done for YouTube videos or TED-Ed original videos.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Best Free Online Classes

This is a list of websites offering free online classes and resources for education and free tutoring:

From Universities

Best Free Screen Casting (Screen Recording) Software

This is a list of the best free screen casting/recording software that can be used to record videos and tutorials:

  • One of the best free screen recording and video editing software.
  • Has several utilities to take screen shots, screen recordings, and webcam recordings.
  • Includes a more sophisticated video editor that can handle picture-in-picture and other advanced effects easily.
  • Compares favorably to Camtasia Studio, but is completely free.
  • Can export to many formats, as well as import many formats.
  • Has a screen annotation tool too.
  • The only draw back is that it can not record both the screen and webcam at the same time.

Active Presenter 

  • One of the best free screen recording software. 
  • The free edition contains most of the functionality of the paid version, except for several exporting options. 
  • Can export to mp4 videos that can be uploaded to YouTube. 
  • Includes a basic video editor to touch up the recorded presentation.
  • Lacks an option to record the webcam together with the screen.

Best Free Screen Marking (Annotation) Software

This is a list of the best free tools that can be used to annotate or draw on the screen for presentations of tutorials.

Screen Marker

  • A very simple and free screen annotation tool.
  • Can annotate over anything on the screen.
  • Another free and simple screen drawing and annotation tool.

  • A free screen zoom and annotation tool.
  • Can zoom to any part on the screen and annotate.